Travel Pal Narrative

Travel Pal

Travel is good for the soul, so let’s pick your next destination together! Please read the following information before continuing with your adventure.

This game is designed to be used for practical and educational purposes in order to help you, the player, determine your most desired points of travel. There are several routes ahead and it is important to note that this is a simulation of each chosen route.

Travel necessities and obstacles will vary in real life encounters. This game is meant as a guide for future travel endeavors. For the purpose of this game, you are encouraged to choose one of three paths; Asia, Europe, and North America. After choosing the continent, please narrow your travel desires to one country within the continent. At this point, together we will explore the most desirable spots to visit within the country. After completing the level you will be prompted to start over with a new path or continue on.

(Player clicks “Continue”) 

Travel Pal encourages you to try somewhere new! Let’s meet Travel Pal’s personal travel agent to help you choose your next adventure.

Travel agent (Trish): Welcome to Travel Pal! I’m here to guide you around the world. My goal is to help you choose your next real world adventure. Let’s get started!

Now that you have a little more insight in this game, please click a region below to read a brief description. When you have decided on the path you wish to take, click the box to highlight it and proceed to hit the ‘continue’ button.

(Interactive Map with highlighted continents to pick)

Travel agent (Trish): Let me show you and give a short description of each continent to help you make up your mind!

Asia: Kon’nichiwa! Nǐ hǎo! And welcome to Asia! This continent is best known for it’s various cultures, foods, and architecture. If you are traveling from the Western hemisphere be prepared to be out of your comfort zone. Now let’s narrow your choices down to one country.

Travel agent (Trish): Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s see if any of the countries below interest you!

(Player clicks “China”, “Japan”, or “Thailand” from interactive map)

China: Welcome to China! We are the third largest country in the world. We have a profound history dating back to the ancient world more than 5,000 years ago. The vast land of China includes plateaus, plains, rivers, mountains and more. In China, our main religions consist of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Currently, we are known for our economy, science and technology. Not if but when, you choose to visit China be sure to visit 3 of our main tourist attractions below:

  1. The Great Wall of China
  2. The Forbidden City
  3. The Terracotta Army

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 Japan: Welcome to Japan! Japan consists of 6,852 islands, including four of the large main islands. Most of our population lives in the cities on the coastal borders of our 4 largest islands. We are proud to have the world’s third largest economy. The capitol of Japan is Tokyo, which is said to be the world’s most populated metropolis. Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. Tokyo Skytree
  2. Sensō-ji
  3. Kiyomizu-dera

 We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 Thailand: Welcome to Thailand! Did you know, both the smallest and largest creatures call Thailand home? The smallest mammal, the bumblebee bat, and the largest fish, the whale shark, reside in Thailand’s territory. Our largest city is our capitol, Bangkok, where one-tenth of our entire population lives! Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. Wat Phra Kaew
  2. Phi Phi Islands
  3. Grand Palace

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

Europe: Ciao! Bonjour! And welcome to Europe! Despite being the second smallest continent in the world, Europe has a vast amount of history, culture, and tourism. Did you know Europe is home to the largest and smallest countries in the world – Vatican and Russia! Cool, right? Now let’s narrow your choices down to one country.

Travel agent (Trish): Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s see if any of the countries below interest you!

(Player clicks “France”, “Italy”, or “United Kingdom” from interactive map)

 France: Welcome to France! If you enjoy fashion, food, and art, France is the place for you. Home to the City of Lights and Romance, France has continued to be one of the most romantic places on the map. Plan your romantic retreat or enjoy your time simply taking in all France has to offer. Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. The Eiffel Tower
  2. French Riviera
  3. The Louvre

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)        

Italy: Welcome to Italy! This country is home to amazing architecture, food, and history. It is safe to say some of the most delicious wine in the world comes from Italy. Be sure to take advantage of the different cultures and tastes throughout Italy. Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. The Colosseum
  2. Amalfi Coast
  3. The Leaning Tower of Pisa

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

United Kingdom: Welcome to the United Kingdom! The UK was the world’s first industrialized country and continues to impress in terms of politics, military, economy, and culture. Home to the Royal family, the UK is also known for the arts – music, literature, film, and sports.

Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. Stonehenge
  2. The London Eye
  3. Buckingham Palace

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

 (Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 North America: Hello and welcome to North America! Lucky for you, we chose the country – The United States. The US has various subcultures within its borders. This country is famous for it’s freedom, sports, and “melting pot” persona. Now let’s narrow your choices down to one state.

Travel agent (Trish): Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s see if any of the states below interest you!

(Player clicks “California”, “New York”, or “Florida” from interactive map)

California: Welcome to California! The “West Coast, Best Coast” mentally is credited to the relaxed environment. California is known for their trendy foods, technology, fitness frenzy, and celebrity hub. Anyone who is excited about any of the aboves is encouraged to visit! Come and see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below: 

  1. Alcatraz Island
  2. Redwood National Park
  3. Griffith Observatory

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

(Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 New York: Welcome to New York! This place is the setting for dozens of movies, music videos, and has had plenty of songs written about it! New York is known for it’s fashion, food, and diversity. Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below: 

  1. Niagara Falls
  2. Statue of Liberty
  3. Times Square

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

 (Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 Florida: Welcome to Florida! Known as the Sunshine State, Florida is home to Mickey Mouse, beautiful beaches, and “snow birds”. This state is known for its theme parks and relaxing beaches. If you’re looking for kid-friendly adventures or quiet time on the beach, this is the place for you. Come and visit to see some of the most amazing tourist attractions below:

  1. Disney
  2. Key West
  3. Miami Beach

We will see you soon and wish you safe travels!

 (Continue to Tourist Attractions or Return to Continent)

 Travel agent (Trish): If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

(List of FAQ about traveling to any of the above countries/states appears or player hits “continue”)

Travel agent (Trish): Please be sure to reference my travel list below to prepare for a successful trip!

  • Clothes (varying depending on destination)
    • Always pack sneakers!
  • Toiletries
  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Cell phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Mini First Aid kit
  • Journal
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Medications
  • Head Phones
  • Chargers
  • Translation Book
  • Map
  • Backpack

Travel agent (Trish): Thanks for playing! I hope I was able to help you select your next destination. Play again to choose a new location or move onto Level 2, to book your trip. See you next time and safe travels!

 (Choose a New Path, or move onto Level 2)

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